Author Guidelines

This section provides specific guidelines for the preparation of articles to be published in Munsyi Jurnal Pengajian Sejarah

  1. Article length: 6000 to 8000 words, excluding endnotes and bibliography
  2. All articles must use footnote and bibliography format - Name. Year of Issue. Title. Place of publication: Publisher.
  3. Skip: Skip a line (Double-spacing)
  4. Paper size: A4
  5. Margin: Top – 1in (2.5cm)

                          Bottom - 1in (2.5cm)

                          Left - 1.5 in (3.8cm)

                          Right – 1in (2.5cm)

      6. Page number: Bottom, right

      7. Font: Times New Roman, 12

      8. Abstract not exceeding 250 words (In Malay and English). Also include FIVE relevant keywords.

      9. All articles must be preceded by the following rules: TITLE, AUTHOR'S NAME, AFFILIATION,  EMAIL                  and ABSTRACT


Please complete the following checklist to facilitate the delivery and review of journal articles.

  • Articles can be submitted in Malay or English only.
  • Submitted articles must be accompanied by a cover letter stating the reasons justifying the article being accepted for publication in the MUNSYI journal.
  • Every article in Malay must be accompanied by an abstract in English. Vice Versa.
  • Please include a brief biodata of the author in a separate file. 

Article Distribution

  • Title (no more than 12 words)
  • Author Name, Affiliation, Email.
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Discussions
  • Conclusion
  • Appreciation
  • Bibliography


The abstract must be clear, concise and convey the purpose of the written article. It should contain the objective of the article, the importance of the article, methodology, research findings and conclusions. Abstract not exceeding 250 words.

Keywords: Include five keywords relevant to the article.


The introduction covers the background of the study and the importance of the study. It is also a preface to the entire article presented.


The findings of the study and discussion must be presented clearly and concisely. This journal encourages the use of a compact historical writing style and direct to the point of the article.

Figures, pictures and tables can be included in the text. All figures, pictures and tables must be numbered in the following order: Table 1, Table 2 or Figure 1, Figure 2 and so on. The title of each figure, picture and table is written at the bottom, center.


Conclusions are made based on the findings and discussion of the study results. It can also include elements of the author's suggestions and ideas about the results of his research.


The author may include it if necessary to express appreciation to the sponsor for the research conducted for the purpose of the article. Please provide complete information about the intended sponsor or party.


Reference style must be consistent throughout the article. Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) style for reference purposes whether footnotes or bibliography.

Examples are as follows:

Article with a DOI

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid & Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail, (2014). Islamist Conservatism and the Demise of Islam Hadhari in Malaysia. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 25(2), 159-180, DOI: 10.1080/09596410.2014.880549

Steiner, K., (2018). Malaysia at the crossroads? The never-ending discourse between Islam, law, and politics, Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4(3), 256-277, DOI: 10.1080/20566093.2018.1525896

Article without a DOI and from an online open access journal 

Hussin Mutalib, (1998). Islam In Southeast Asia And The 21st Century: Managing the Inevitable Challenges, Dilemmas and Tensions. Islamic Studies, 37(2), 201–227.

Tinnes, J. (2019). Bibliography: Terrorism and the Media (including the Internet). Perspectives on Terrorism, 13(2), 79–141.


Sarti, M.-L., (2013) Resena: History Education and the Construction of National Identities [Review of the book History Education and the Construction of National Identities by Resena]. Studies in Psychology, 34 (1), 101-103, DOI: 10.1174/021093913805403084

Nazirah Lee, (2015).  Islam, Nationalism and Democracy: A Political Biography of Mohammad Natsir [Review of the book Islam, Nationalism and Democracy: A Political Biography of Mohammad Natsir, by Kahin, A.R.]. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 88(2), 172-175

Special issues or sections

Sharifah Zaleha Syed Hassan. (2004). History and the Indigenization of the Arabs in Kedah, Malaysia [Special Focus]. Asian Journal of Social Science, 32(3). 401–424.

Magazine/ Newspaper

Eaqub, S. (2019, September/October). Generation rent revisited. Metro, (425), 64–77. 

Shamsul Kamal Amarudin (2016, Januari 11) Muallim rasmi menjadi daerah ke-11 di Perak. Berita Harian.

Blog post 

British Library (2022, March 1). Gold Tickets go on sale. Medieval Manuscripts Blog.

Important information

  • Articles sent to Munsyi Jurnal Pengajian Sejarah cannot be sent to other places at the same time. Articles published in the Munsyi Jurnal Pengajian Sejarah also cannot be published in any other journal.
  • The authority at Munsyi Jurnal Pengajian Sejarah reserves the right to publish articles submitted in any form of publication.
  • All relevant materials and information presented in the article must first obtain permission from the parties involved.
  • All articles sent must be checked and perfect in terms of language and sentence structure.
  • Please ensure that all references in the footnotes are included in the bibliography section.
  • Authors will be informed about the status of article acceptance before the editorial process begins,
  • All publication-related decisions will be notified immediately after the decision is reached by the editors' meeting.
  • All articles will undergo a 'Peer-review' process by two 'blind reviewers' and an editor appointed by the journal. Decisions related to publication depend on recommendations by the editors of the Munsyi Journal Pengajian Sejarah.